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Complete the sentences with the words from the box.


Bud, roots, thorns, pollen, leaves, petals


1. A tree's ... go a long way under ground. 2. A flower that is just about to open is called a .... 3. There are a lot of yellow and red ... on the ground in autumn. 4. ... is a fine powder, produced by flowers, which is carried by the wind or by insects to other flowers, making them produce seeds. 5. Take care not to prick yourself. That plant has sharp .... 6. Each of these flowers has seven ....


Harvest, gathered, thriving, fertilize, plant, blossoms, pick


1. Our apple tree ... in April. 2. The garden is ... after the rain. 3. Let's ... some flowers, they look so beautiful. 4. Farmers ... their crops in spring and ... them in autumn. 5. If you want to have really good berries, you must regularly ... the bushes. 6. Most crops in the UK are ... in autumn.


Match the verbs in A with their meanings in B, then use these verbs in the right form in the sentences below.


1. To mate (with); 5 To feed on;

2. To incubate; 6 To nest;

3. To hatch; 7 To flock.

4. To breed;


To build or use a nest to keep eggs and babies in.

To become a pair for the production of young.

To keep eggs warm while they develop and hatch.

To eat something as its usual food.

To become the parents of young animals.

To come out an egg.

To gather together in a large group.

Example: The female mates and builds a nest in three days, then incubates. The chicks are fed by parents.

Gamebirds nest on the ground and ... their eggs.

The chicks ... at intervals, dig to the surface, then run away and lead independent life.

Swamphens ... on plant and animal matter; they may even eat ducklings and other waterbird chicks.

A female Cassowary ... with up to three males.

Parrots ... in holes in trees, or in termite mounds, or on the ground.

The Cape Barren Goose ... on a few islands off Australia's southern coast.

Birds of a feather ... together (a proverb).


Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

Vertebrate, calls, incubation, plumage, habitat, camouflage, orders, passerines.


1. All bird's feathers are called ....

2. Animals with a backbone, such as fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, belong to ... groups.

3. ... is an area in which an animal can survive and breed.

4. Birds attract attention or express excitement by ... .

5. ... is a protective coloration which blends with background to hide the bird.

6. Keeping eggs warm while they develop and hatch is called ....

7. ... are groups of animal families with features in common. There are 27 of them.

8. One order, the ... , include over 5000 species of songbirds.



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Mammals | Pay attention to the use of the Active Infinitive in the following sentences, state its function and translate the sentences into Russian.

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